Hitchin Rugby Football Club is a non-profit organization whose mission is to participate in and promote the sport of rugby at all age levels. As members of the Herts RFU and RFU, Hitchin's 1st XV competes in the London NW3 league whilst the other three senior sides compete in merit tables. All of our youth teams have matches on a regular basis and compete in the Saracens Hertfordshire/Middlesex Leagues and County Championships. See the individual team pages for fixtures, results etc.
The RFUW have recognized Hitchin Ladies consistency and ambitious expansion by promoting them to National Championship league South East North 2.
Currently our membership stands at over 800 people, including active, family and associate members. The majority of our members are everyday working professionals involved with various trades and professions including; students, teachers, designers, lawyers, carpenters, doctors, engineers, police officers and even an Estate Agent.
From a geographic standpoint, our members live and work in towns and villages all over the North Herts/South Beds area and originally hail from countries all over the world, including; Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Hungary, Portugal, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand as well as England. Various sections of the club tour once a year to different parts of the country and occasionally overseas to play against other clubs.
The club is registered with HMRC as a Community Amateur Sports Club [CASC]
The club has been awarded the Seal of Approval by the RFU for the coaching and welfare of children & young persons, including child protection.
All of these factors, along with individual member commitment, a CAMRA award winning bar, an extensive community development programme and a thriving Mini & Youth Section contribute to Hitchin RFC being probably the best rugby club in Hertfordshire in all physical, competitive and social aspects.
Since our humble beginnings, over 1000 players have proudly worn Hitchin's colours of maroon and white. More than half of these players had their introduction to the sport and played their first games of rugby in a Hitchin RFC shirt, coming through the ranks of the Mini and Youth Sections thanks to our 40+ qualified coaches.
It is the objective of Hitchin RFC to continue to participate in and promote the sport of rugby, welcoming new members into the club on a constant basis.
Hitchin RFC is continually seeking new players from all levels of experience to join any of the following programmes: Mens, Vets, Ladies, U19 Boys, U13-U18 Boys, or U7-U12 Girls and Boys. Whether a seasoned veteran or new to the sport, there is a place for your contributions to the continued success of Hitchin RFC both on and off the pitch
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Well done to both Josh Page and Rob Shaw from Hitchin Rugby who both took part in the 3-0 Series Whitewash over NZ Deaf. Great video starring Pagey here —->
Two stars of the 2018 Hitchin Ladies Calendar were live on BBC Three Counties Radio on Saturday morning! Rebecca Little and Claire Crompton appeared on the Nana Akua and Tim Wheeler breakfast show to promote the calendar and talk about the phenomenal worldwide success it enjoyed. To buy a calendar, please visit the club website shop! To listen to the full interview on the BBC iPlayer click the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05h8fw4 - the segment starts at 1:22:00 and lasts for about eight minutes.
1st team Squad Announcement! Joe Barnes 'Doogie' returns this season to the maroon of Hitchin, one of our big new signings for the Hedgehogs. As a Colt, Doogie always impressed, now even fitter and harder we are excited to see him live up to the expectation he showed as a youth player. Always a great lad to have on and off the pitch
1st team Squad Announcement! Harry Cartwright Fresh back from a summer in the US and looking really good in pre season. A big hitter who knows how to finish, already a 1xv regular and as a young man many years ahead of him, terrorising defences
1st team Squad Announcement! A regular in Hitchin 1xv over a few years now, really pleased he has recovered so well from last years serious injury, now fully fit we are excited to see a big season ahead from Jack Thanks to Buryhill Clinic, a natural sponsor for Jack as our club physios and all round good chaps !!
1st XV Squad Announcement! Rhys Gregory has been given the number 19 jersey. More announcements coming throughout the pre season programme!
Our pre-season programme continues today as we welcome Datchworth. 1:30 Kick off
Good luck to our Rugby League counterparts, North Herts Crusaders RLFC today in their Playoff Semi Final v Bedford Tigers. There'll be a few Hitchin players on both sides, so come down and give them your support. 2:30pm KO at Hitchin.